Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Friend's House ~ Part II

Last week we started a tour of my good friend Liz Snow's home, but there's so much to see, we only made it into the dining room. Today we'll explore a bit further into the house.

We left off by peeking into her vintage kitchen; it is the brightest room in the house, which is otherwise predominantly done in dreamy whites and pastels.

Her kitchen is small, but it lives much larger than its size through her use of lively color and open cabinetry. The open cabinetry displays more of her gorgeous collection of art pottery. This, along with other vintage dishes, glassware and whimiscal accents makes this room come alive with personality and energy.

Liz has numerous birdcages through out her home. This turquoise one, sitting on top of her refrigerator is one of my favorites. I love the little green "parakeet" inside!

Now we move along to her etheral white bathroom

It is such a small room that it's hard to get in and photograph, but this tiny room is just loaded with style. I especially love the ornate shelves that hang over the toilet. She's created such lovely vignettes there...

Her "lady collection" mixed with cut glass, crystal, perfume bottles and other lady-like essentials is just stunning. Here you see a more complete view.

and a close-up...

These vintage toiletry and vanity pieces are just too pretty for words!

Moving on past the bathroom, we find ourselves in Liz's charming office.

She has a number of gorgeous statues, but this is one of my favorites.

This display rests atop her armoire.

This window overlooks her beautiful gardens.
Perhaps a tour for another day...
The pillow peeking up from the lower left corner is one that I made for her from a piece of vintage barkcloth.

I also made the "Dream" banner that hangs across the mirror over her desk.

The next room on our tour is the guest bedroom.
Because Liz's mother spends quite a bit of time here, the room is a mix of both of their collections.

It is packed with all sorts of amazing vignettes.

I love all of these old purses with the family photos mixed in.

This fabulous, shabby bureau was picked up for a song at our favorite "hunting ground".

I love how it is painted white with just the wooden hardware left natural.

The top is home to some beautiful old perfume bottles and vanity accessories.

Here's a close-up view.

This is part of Liz's mother's biscuit jar collection.

And a bit more of it...

So, now you've seen the downstairs. I hope you'll join me next week as we head upstairs to complete the tour. Many thanks to Liz and her husband Ed, for allowing me to share their wonderful home.

Until next time,

I'm linking up with "White Wednesday" at Faded Charm. Come on over and check things out at Kathleen's gorgeous blog!


  1. Dear Sheilla - I ADORE the ongoing tour of Liz & Ed's home! It is so beautiful - full of so many amazing collections. Can't wait for more! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  2. I'm loving the tour, especially since they have smallish rooms like I do and I love to see what they have done with them. Lovely collections and your photographs are great as well. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Liz has made a beautiful home for she and Ed. I can't wait to see more next week.

  4. She's got so many wonderful things-I could just look and look and then look some more-thanks for sharing!

  5. BEAUTIFUL home! Happy WW!
    ¸.*´¸.**´¨) ¸.**´¨)
    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* LORI LYNN *

  6. Your friend has such a beautiful, romantic home... looks like something we'd see featured in Romantic Homes... :) mercedes

  7. thank you for the is all so beautiful. Can't wait for the rest.

  8. So glad I took this tour today ~ it was wonderful! Thank you for sharing and happy WW!

  9. Hi Sheilla,

    I love the colors in her cheerful and inviting. I'll look forward to next week's tour. :0)

    Have a wonderful day...I'd love for you to pop in for a visit when you have a moment. ♥

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥


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